O Vos Ætherei Plaudite Cives

This hymn was used as the hymn for Vespers I & II on the Solemnity of the Assumption in the Paris Breviary (1736 Edition).

O vos, ætherei plaudite cives,
Hæc est illa dies clara triumpho,
Qua matrem placida morte solutam
Natus siderea suscipit aula.

Quæ non, Virgo, tibi dona rependit!
Cæli divitias explicat omnes,
Verbum vestieras carne; vicissim
Te Verbum proprio lumine vestit.

Qui velo latuit carnis, aperti
Pleno te satiat Numinis haustu:
Et quem virgineo lacte cibasti,
In iugem tibi dat se Deus escam.

O concessa tibi quanta potestas!
Per te quanta venit gratia terris!
Cunctis cœlitibus celsior una,
Solo facta minor, Virgo, Tonante.

Quæ Regina sedes proxima Christo,
Alto de solio vota tuorum
Audi; namque potes flectere Natum,
Virgo Mater: amas nos quoque natos.

Divinæ Soboli, qui dare matrem
In terris voluit, gloria Patri:
Cuius virgo parens, gloria Nato;
Quo fœcunda, tibi gloria, Flamen. Amen.

Words: Jean-Baptiste de Santeul , 17th C.
Tune: Unknown.

Meter: 11.11.11.11

Here is the original text of this hymn from Fr. de Santeul’s Hymni Sacri et Novi of 1689:

O vos, ætherei plaudite cives,
Hæc est illa dies clara triumpho,
Qua matrem placida morte solutam
Natus siderea suscipit aula.

Quæ non, Virgo, tibi dona rependit!
Cæli divitias explicat omnes;
Verbum vestieras carne, vicissim
Verbum te proprio lumine vestit.

Qui sub corporea nube latebat,
Nudo se penitus numine monstrat:
Et Quem virgineo lacte cibasti,
In iugem tibi dat se Deus escam.

Quæ concessa tibi, Virgo, potestas!
Per te quæ veniunt munera terris!
Cunctis cælitibus celsior una:
Qualis! quanta! Deo quæ minor uno.

Quæ regina sedes proxima Christo,
Alto de solio vota tuorum
Audi, namque potes flectere natum
Virgo Mater, amas nos quoque natos.

Divinæ Soboli, qui dare matrem
In terris voluit, gloria Patri;
Cuius virgo parens, gloria Nato;
Quo fœcunda, tibi gloria, Flamen. Amen.

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
Rejoice, O Ye Spirits and Angels on High!

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